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Guinness, Ireland's Famous Stout, To Go Vegan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:43am

Guinness will stop using fish bladders in its brewing process. It's something vegans and vegetarians have been petitioning the company to do for years so they too could enjoy a pint.

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Lag In Texas

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and a state government that doesn't support the law. Many who have not bought insurance before are often too busy to shop and don't know their options.

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J.K. Rolling On Her Nom De Plume Robert Galbraith

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

What's in a name? Well, a lot, it turns out if you are J.K. Rowling and wanted to write anonymously. She tells David Greene why she took a pseudonym to write a series of crime novels.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Representatives of Republican presidential campaigns met on Sunday to discuss how they want to handle the debate format going forward. The meeting took place just as word came in that a previous Republican presidential hopeful, former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson, had died. He was 73.

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Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

A Saudi Arabian dairy company owns 15 square miles in Arizona — and 15 water wells — to make hay to send home to cows. Local farmers are just realizing their water is being exported overseas as hay.

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Pa. Corrections Officials Explore Reducing Incarceration Rates

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Pennsylvania is one of 30 states that has reduced the prison population in recent years. Steve Inskeep talks to John Wetzel, the head of Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections, who says it's time to stop seeing prisons as the solution to crime.

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Pfizer Would Cut Its Corporate Tax Bill If It Merges With Allergan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

The American drug company Pfizer is in talks to buy an Irish drug company called Allergan. If the deal goes through, Pfizer will move its legal headquarters to Ireland and reduce what it pays in corporate taxes. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, to learn more.

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Saudi Hay Farm In Arizona Tests State's Supply Of Groundwater

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Nathan Halverson of Reveal, a radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting, about the issues associated with Saudi Arabia's largest dairy buying land in Arizona.

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Archdiocese Of New Orleans Restricts Access To Historic Cemetery

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

One of the most iconic cemeteries in New Orleans, St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery, now requires visitors to enter with a licensed tour guide or official proof that a family member is buried there.

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Kansas City Royals Win World Series Over New York's Mets

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

The Kansas City Royals rallied from a two-run deficit after 8 innings to beat the New York Mets, 7-2, in 12 innings in Game 5 at Citi Field in New York. The Royals last won the series 30 years ago.

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Gen. Philip Breedlove On How NATO Should Deal With Russia

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to General Philip Breedlove, the NATO Commander for Europe, about what some are calling its biggest military challenge since the end of the Cold War: How to confront Russia.

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Supreme Court Takes On Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:00am

Timothy Foster's lawyers argue that black jurors were systematically excluded from the jury at his trial in 1987, while judges at all levels looked the other way for nearly three decades thereafter.

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Navigating Navajo Nation Soon To Be Easier For Amazon, Ambulances

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:52am

Formal home addresses can be difficult to find on many Native American reservations. This is problematic, not just when giving directions or receiving packages, but when responding to an emergency.

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J.K. Rowling Explores The Perils Of Fame In 'Career Of Evil'

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:51am

J.K. Rowling has just published her third mystery as Robert Galbraith. This time, detective Cormoran Strike and his beautiful assistant are battling a serial killer — and their own dark pasts.

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What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:44am

The suicide rate has increased in the past decade, despite the best efforts of hot lines and prevention programs. A Detroit health plan set a zero suicide goal among its members — and achieved it.

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What You Should Know About The Federal Inmate Release

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 7:11pm

Thousands of federal inmates are being released because of a change in the way the U.S. government sentences drug criminals. But few are going straight from prison to freedom.

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The Blimp That Split Ended Up In Two

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:53am

The high-tech military surveillance blimp that broke loose over Maryland and Pennsylvania this week was brought down by a low-tech solution: It was shot and deflated.

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Volvo Takes On The Tricky Task Of Avoiding Kangaroos

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:52am

Volvo says it's working on technology to detect kangaroos in Australia. The automatic brake system must be specially designed for the quick and erratic animals.

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So Good You'll Scream? A Cookbook From Horror Icon Vincent Price

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21am

A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.

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